Friday, November 11, 2005

Hans Bellmer Drawings





So good!!! The woozy, wavy lines themselves seem to refer to innards, interiority, unconscious bodily meanderings - echoing and reinforcing the dreamlike content. The lines are so precise, like they are performed, yet they refer to states of matter that seem in flux, out of control. I saw a show of Bellmer drawings at Ubu gallery uptown with Hams in 1999. So long ago...yikes.

More on this tomorrow. Nighty night. I am a fox on the run in the perilous danger of the nighttime hours.

27 comments:

fairy butler said...

for a second i thought, this is the same hans bellmer that I am thinking of? what? am i screwed up. but no, he was multi-faceted and these drawings are Intense!! Thanks MM.

Mountain Man said...

I know, it's kind of wild, but he is the very same poupee Bellmer. They are amazing to see in person too, so delicate and precise, but visceral. Good stuff.

fairy butler said...

i can see how they SO relate to your current relics/preoccupations. i have been thinking about youf pinky relic mm. the glowing pink. and the nest one.

Mountain Man said...

I am trying to work on a big nest painting but it is freaking hard to scale up, isn't it???? The nest is a happy place in the smaller painting, a place to rest, but in the large one it's like barbed wire, threatening, which is fine, but there is no focus to the painting yet - just indecisive random dispersal of trying-to-be-cool-looking sticks. The sticks are all "look at me, I look great" and I'm all "no you don't." F you sticks.

Are you going to the shack today FB?

I miss everyone, Hams, Sloth, PD, Krix. Hi everyone!!!! Come visit when you can. I know that Hams has lost at home access to the internets. Hams needs to buy Hams' own DSL. Hams is very naughty.

fairy butler said...

HAMS! you are very naughty!! i am curious to hear how the 2-dimensional relics are going these days?? can i come see?

MM, i am giggling with your "f you sticks". maybe it is ok that they are cool looking though? or not? i think it is hard to try to scale up a smaller painting - dont' think i've tried. dunno. i am horrified to admit that i cannot stop making paintings of the owls in the tree. what is my problem??! i try to move away and then it comes right back. i am all a mess in there. bad color which i love. but no one will like. oh well. stupid stuff i love, repeat. repeat. repeat.

yes, i go to shack today. hooray for the shack!!

lupin said...

what great images to see while i am pasting my brain on the office wall. thank you mountain man. PS i thanked you for sharing your own work too

Mountain Man said...

Thanks for your thanks Lupin! Drawings are fun. Make some drawings on your office wall with spittle. Yeah!!!! Spittle rules.

lupin said...

yes spittle, in order to change my mood i have been drinking koolaid. my spittle is a rosetta and pink blush dependant on consistancy. i do like to watch it drip.

Mountain Man said...

Lupin, that sounds very very beautiful and chock full of metaphoric potential. How are things outside the office???

lupin said...

My log has a brilliant new coat but has been drifting this was and that. Perhaps I should standing on the port side? i have also been craving a nice warm bath in disassociations. How about you MM, you brighten my day with your curatorials, you seem most lustrious these days!

Mountain Man said...

Thanks Lupin. I am glad they are pleasing to you. It is due to the clients that I am so art-focused and in spite of the time it takes away from the studio, it is giving me back big in making me more aware of what I care about in art. And that I have a crush on art and on drawings in particular. What kind of coat does your log have? Is it porcupine quill? That would be a pretty fun coat to smear on. Does that sicken you?

How are you faring with your wizard?

Champagne Dancer said...

I am a wizard unto myself with paperlace wings.

lupin said...

yes in fact it is a quil skin coat! I find it works well to untangle the dread-locks i get in my nether region. Specifically razzing myslef horizontally accross the sirface. I find a baleen comb works to de-snag my dewdrops and keep the quils clean

great to hear about your drawing. i would still love to come to your cave and view whats hanging on the walls....do you work in a cave?

Mountain Man said...

It is quite a cave. But a nice cave. Sort of.

horngrinderpole said...

i larp myself on wizzard logs

lupin said...

is clean? and how do you display work on the wall?

gross beak said...

looking, can i find Hams?

krixfort said...

MM. WOW. I have never seen this artist. Very amazing stuff. and FB is right about the relation to your stuff, at least the relics that you were kind enough to share.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for being you! hooray!

krixfort said...

missing ham paw. missing PD.

gross beak said...

what is a wizzard log?

Mountain Man said...

Hi Krixers! Hi Gross Beak. Ham is incommunicado until Monday methinks. I miss PD sooooo much. And where is Sloth?

krixfort said...

exactly. where is sloth.

krixfort said...

MM, I want to see the sticks.

Mountain Man said...

Krix when the sticks bend to my will more subserviently I will post. I am less shy I think to post now. Who cares, is what I say. What is the worst that can happen - a meanie will come on and tell me it stinks. F them. It's the same as the sticks. Right Krix?

X's for Eyes said...

Yes. It is the same. Just like sticks, just like butter.

plick rexical said...

i lube with butter. makes getting away faster

krixfort said...

That is correct MM. F them I say.